Top rated rentals — Bakersfield
Destination guide

The lively area of Bakersfield awaits your stay

The area's live music and museums are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Bakersfield. This welcoming city attracts visitors thanks to its restaurants and shopping. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Bakersfield

Are you looking for attractions to visit in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Bakersfield a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Kern River Golf Course (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Camelot Park (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Links at Riverlakes Ranch Golf Course (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Ming Seven Golf Course (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Hart Memorial Park (7.9 mi / 12.8 km)
  • California Living Museum (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Bakersfield

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Bakersfield. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • The Park At River Walk (6.4 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Kern River (8.4 mi / 13.6 km)
  • Hart Memorial Park (7.9 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Tule Elk State Natural Reserve (19.7 mi / 31.7 km)
  • Wasco Recreation Ball Park (23.6 mi / 38 km)
  • Buttonwillow Recreation Park (25 mi / 40.2 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Bakersfield

The nearest airport is in Bakersfield, CA (BFL-Meadows Field), located 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from the city centre.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is Bakersfield Station.

What are the top holiday rentals in or near Bakersfield?

Whatever you're looking for in a getaway, you'll find a rental property in or around Bakersfield that fits you like a glove. Why not try these on for size?:

  • Make the most of handy extras like cable/satellite TV services and lowered locks at "Riverfront Home On The Kern River In Kernville". Situated around 45 miles from Bakersfield, this quality property has 2 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • Another appealing choice is "Eat Bacon And Ice Cream In A Log Cabin Pmc Guest Cards", which is around 40 miles from Bakersfield. With 2 bedrooms, a kitchen and a free nearby fitness centre, it has everything you need to keep you content and comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Bakersfield holiday rental for you.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Bakersfield?

From time to time, you just want to get away from the busyness of everyday life. That's where Vrbo can help. We've got an excellent selection of log cabin holiday rentals in and around Bakersfield where you can relax in nature. These are just the start:

  • "Eat Bacon And Ice Cream In A Log Cabin Pmc Guest Cards" has all the comforts you need for a relaxing holiday, such as a porch and a fireplace. Once you've settled in, get out and about and take in the gorgeous scenery.
  • You won't have to forego any modern comforts if you stay at "Log Cabin Get Away: A Perfect Mountain Retreat". This escape features free WiFi, high-speed internet services and more.

What are the top-rated holiday rentals for weekend getaways in or near Bakersfield?

If you've been busier than a bee in a garden lately, you deserve to get away for a few glorious days. Clock off early on Friday and head for one of these weekend getaways in or near Bakersfield:

  • "Newly Renovated Downtown Contemporary Gem" is around 1 mile northwest of Bakersfield and will be just the thing to refresh your spirit. You'll appreciate the range of amenities here, including a smart TV and a porch.
  • "Newly Listed Historic 1930’s 2 Bedroom House" is another excellent option. It's located 1 mile to the southwest of Bakersfield and comes with a washing machine, a TV and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Bakersfield?

If you're tracking down a small but stylish stay, you can't top a studio apartment. These compact properties exude charm and are often conveniently placed in the middle of town. We recommend the following options in or near Bakersfield:

  • Chill by yourself or take a few buddies along to "A Treasure In The Middle Of Bakersfield Wi". You'll have lots of amenities at your fingertips, including free toiletries and outdoor furniture.
  • "Private Entrance Queen Suite" is another terrific choice, providing all you could need for a fabulous Bakersfield adventure. Useful amenities here include off-street parking options and cable/satellite TV services.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Bakersfield?

Whether you're after a cabin for two or a townhouse with enough room for the family, there's no shortage of short-term rentals in and around Bakersfield. These retreats make a comfortable base for a whirlwind visit:

  • Within easy reach of central Bakersfield, "Cabin - Custom Luxury Mountain Retreat" welcomes short-term guests. When you're not chilling out in your comfortable digs, get out and explore all the cool stuff around you.
  • Alternatively, spend a few relaxing nights at "Luxury Log Home Resort On 22 Acres". This comfy, conveniently located property makes exploring the local sights easy.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Bakersfield?

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend trip. If you're longing to spend a couple of nights away with your sweetheart, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Bakersfield that will sweep you off your feet:

  • Put on some soft tunes and kick back together at "This Mediterranean Design Will Transport You Into A Beautiful Experience". Around 1 mile from Bakersfield, this property has everything you need for a romantic weekend away, including a fireplace and air conditioning.
  • Alternatively, spend your break sipping on bubbly and canoodling at "Downtown 3 Bed Newly Renovated With Amenities", around 1 mile from Bakersfield. A dining table and air conditioning will help set the mood.

What's the best place to stay if you're looking to rent a house for a weekend in or near Bakersfield?

Approximately 4 miles from Bakersfield, Oildale is the ideal spot to go if you're stretched for time but want a bit of fun. Spend your days getting to know this popular leafy town and your nights relaxing at one of our fabulous holiday homes. Alternatively, check out our range of houses in the leafy neighbourhood of Riviera - Westchester, which is around 1 mile from Bakersfield.

What are the best large group holiday rentals in or near Bakersfield?

Big groups mean huge fun. They also mean finding a place that'll comfortably fit your whole crew. Browse our large group holiday rentals in or around Bakersfield and get your loved ones together under the one roof:

  • You'll have enough space to move around at "Holiday House In A Quiet Village With Garden And Balcony". Around 6 miles east of Bakersfield, this welcoming property has 7 bedrooms that sleep up to 18 guests. Amenities include a swimming pool and a firepit.
  • Invite up to 99 of your dearest friends to "Gated 2 Bedroom/1. 5 Bath Townhome Furnished" and fill its spaces with laughter and love. This top option has 2 bedrooms and is around 6 miles to the south of central Bakersfield. It's crammed with features to keep your large group comfortable and content, such as a swimming pool and pet-friendly facilities.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Bakersfield?

Of all the conveniences a holiday rental can have, a pool delivers the most fun. Check out these houses for rent with a pool in or near Bakersfield and spend your time splashing about. Just don't forget to bring your flamingo floatie:

  • Pack your swim gear and take your gang to "Newly Listed Historic 1930’s 2 Bedroom House". There are also lots of other great amenities here, including cable/satellite TV services and towels.
  • "Private Detached King Bed Guest House" is the sort of place you go to get away from the everyday and enjoy your surroundings, starting with its pool. Free toiletries and coffee and tea making facilities are also on hand to make your stay a memorable one.

Bakersfield has a semi-arid climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 65null to 95null. But there's no need to wait until summertime to visit. Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Bakersfield holiday rental and organise your getaway for whenever you like.

What are the best large family holiday rentals in or near Bakersfield?

A family get-together should be memorable. Whether you're planning a break with the kids or that long-overdue family reunion, Vrbo's large family holiday rentals in or near Bakersfield offer a home away from home with plenty of space for everyone:

  • Sleeping up to 9 guests in 4 bedrooms, "Beautiful 4bedroom Nw Bakersfield Home W" is the perfect place for some family time. This escape is 4 miles to the west of Bakersfield and has amenities such as coffee and tea making facilities and a kitchen.
  • Another great choice is "Custom Luxury Home Getaway". This holiday rental is 5 miles northeast of Bakersfield and features a TV, coffee and tea making facilities and more. With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 7 people, don't worry about leaving anyone off your guest list.

When you want to explore your surroundings, there are lots of family-friendly attractions nearby to keep everyone happy. Kern County Fairgrounds, Camelot Park and McMurtrey Aquatic Centre should be at the top of your to-do list.